Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Paris: Maison et Objet - John Derian

Seen at Maison et Objet – John Derian.  The very talented American designer, John Derian was at Maison et Objet with his hand-made decoupage glassware. Scouting flea markets and antique shops, John finds antique books, documents, old maps and etchings that with his creativity and flare become unusual, colorful and charming collages which he transforms onto the back of glassware thereby creating the most beautiful paperweights, trays, dishes and other tabletop items.  A visit to his East Village stores in New York is such a special and magical experience, that it should be on every creative persons To Do list.
Note:  The Faience plates from the Lorraine region of France in the background. “These images come from a book of prints from the 1800’s of 1600’s designs.  I love the depth and they are great to collect in this decoupage form.  It would be really fun to mix the plates for a table setting, it’s kind of a funny and modern take on old plates.” John explains.

The multi-piece wall hangings.   The Game Birds twelve panel multi-piece wall hanging is ideal for decorating a wall, “The wall hangings have a good scale, and they are also reflective and illuminating.” John said.
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